Entertainment

Maria Giovanna Cherchi - A celebrated and devoted Sardinian treasure

November 2017 |
Individuals in the entertainment business, including those in the field of music, are very unique and are motivated by different factors. Successful musical artists live by the adage that “At the end of the day, people may not remember what you...

Tony Marotta: Italian Music Guru

September 2017 |
It’s Saturday evening and you’re tuned in to WRUW, FM91.1. You’re listening to the smooth voice of Tony Marotta broadcasting his Radio Italia show, a program featuring an incredible variety of Italian music: from ageless Neapolitan classics to...

Luca Madonia - Aesthetically and Thoughtfully Expressing His Emotions Through Music

September 2017 |
Catanese, con una voce intensa e vibrante, il cantante Luca Madonia ha iniziato il suo percorso artistico negli anni Ottanta fondando i Denovo insieme al fratello Gabriele e ai musicisti Mario Venuti e Toni Carbone. In breve i Denovo diventano una...

Jhumpa Lahiri's Italian Linguistic Journey

September 2017 |
Have you ever tried to learn a language and felt bewildered, confused, and discouraged no matter which method you tried? Have you ever felt inadequate when speaking with natives, not being able to construct sentences, forgetting the vocabulary? If...

Looking for a Good Book?

September 2017 |
It’s no secret that getting the chance to visit Italy is an experience that can’t be matched. But for those who haven’t been able to make that happen yet or those who haven’t been back in years, this list of books will allow your mind to travel for...

Sebastian Maniscalco: Comedy's Favorite Italian American

August 2017 |
Born and raised in the Chicago area by Italian immigrants, Sebastian Maniscalco is one of the premier stand-up comedians. The son of an Italian mother and Sicilian father, Sebastian had dreams of one day sharing his comedic passion on stage. At age...

Italy's Music Charts: Then and Now

August 2017 |
Toto Cotugno, Luciano Pavarotti and Patty Pravo have all reached over 100 million records sold with Adriano Celentano and Mino topping the list at over 150 million records sold. Andrea Bocelli is right behind with an estimated 90 million sold while...

Tony Bennet Still Going Strong with Global Tour Through 2017

August 2017 |
Well-known singer Tony Bennet will be continuing his global tour throughout 2017. Concerts are being sold out everywhere from California to England. With over 60 years in the music business, Bennet continues to strive in popular culture with...

Movie-Making Firsts by an Italian American: Robert Vignola was a Silent Era Movie Pioneer

August 2017 |
When we think of Italian entertainers, the people that most often come to mind are the world-renowned names like Sinatra, Tony Bennett and Frank Capra. Looking at the earlier days of film, we might recall Rudolph Valentino. But one of film...
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